The directors of Camp Fort Greene are all set for a summer of dynamic new programming. Here, they talk to A Child Grows in Brooklyn about their new curriculum, new sports component, and new location – just two short blocks from Fort Greene Park.
The Future is Fort Greene!
This summer at Camp Fort Greene, children will use their own imaginations to craft fresh visions of tomorrow. Our future artists, engineers, astronauts, musicians, activists, environmentalists, and artists will enjoy hands on science inquiry and art projects that allow them to think about the world around them in exciting new ways – and draft a blueprint (or greeneprint!) for the future they envision today.
Play, Make, Go! In Tech Fort Greene
Techies enrolled in our 3 week mini-camp will use blue screen technology to produce their own film, brainstorm wacky inventions and zany creatures using Makerspace tools, and experiment with sensors and motors to build and program robots.
Healthy Fun Outdoors!
Our campers troop outside every morning for a regular rotation of soccer, gardening, playground, and sprinkler fun. This summer, we are adding basketball for our older campers. Because we value the rich cognitive, social, and emotional benefits of free play, campers have plenty of time for child-directed, imaginative, unstructured explorations. At Camp Fort Greene, we know how important it is for kids to goof off. Indeed, we know that these moments often fill the well of summertime memories that last forever.
Closer to Our Beloved Fort Greene Park
We are thrilled to announce that this summer our camp home will be Compass Charter School. Not only does this partnership give us easy access to Edmonds Playground, it gets us just two blocks from Fort Greene Park, where campers race, chase dragonflies, and till the soil in the Revolutionary Garden.
In the Heart of Fort Greene
The Adventurers, our oldest campers, will go on weekly field trips, but our hearts are always in Fort Greene. We have dynamic special programs planned for all our campers with local institutions like the Brooklyn Music School and weekly story time with Tracey Mantrone, Branch Manager of the Clinton Hill Library. It is these kinds of partnerships that won us a Best in Community Award at the 2015 Best for New York awards – and made us a Certified B-Corps in 2016. This year, we restructured our business and formed a 501c3. This nonprofit status will help us do more good in our community – and for our campers who make the community hum.
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